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January 20th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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I feel like it's missing something. I tried adding a lens flare and I like it but I dont know, Any ideas are welcome Unfortunately I dont have access to a full length window.

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January 20th, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Hmm... I would probably edit out the top of the window and ceiling... it's not really flattering to the photo.

I'd also probably whiten the curtain, it's a little yellow on my monitor... maybe make it so the curtain is a little less translucent???

I think it's a cute capture though!!!!
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January 21st, 2012, 07:17 AM
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thanks, Im just getting started with a new camera and software and I want to get the most out of it my time my baby gets here so I can have good pictures of him.
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January 21st, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Here's a new one from this morning I think it's composed better but I need to work on the editing a little more.

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January 21st, 2012, 04:06 PM
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^ I really love this one, i feel that it shows your form very nicely
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January 21st, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Hmm... I would probably edit out the top of the window and ceiling... it's not really flattering to the photo.

I'd also probably whiten the curtain, it's a little yellow on my monitor... maybe make it so the curtain is a little less translucent???

I think it's a cute capture though!!!!
I totally agree with this!
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January 22nd, 2012, 07:38 AM
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I love this idea. So much going on with emotion.
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January 22nd, 2012, 07:41 AM
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I really like the feeling in the second one!

Are you up for plays?
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January 22nd, 2012, 08:26 AM
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I really like the feeling in the second one!

Are you up for plays?
Im not sure what you mean, but if you mean do I mind you editing it then Im fine with it although that one is already edited so Ill post the original if you want.

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January 22nd, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Thanks rmarie... I'll try something out and repost!
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January 22nd, 2012, 05:35 PM
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I have to say, thats a beautiful baby bump!!!
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January 23rd, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Here are a few plays...
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I cropped out the surrounding window, as tight as I wanted to. I made a new layer, and then cranked the white levels so they were blown, leaving no detail to the curtain/window. I took the eraser tool and erased your body/hair back in, so that it was back to normal.

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2. (this is using photoshop, CS3)
I cropped a horizontal of your image. (this included the wall, but we'll get to that). I made a new layer, and then cranked the white levels so they were blown, leaving no detail to the curtain/window. I then took the rectangle marquee tool and made a rectangle in the window behind your body where it was all white. HIt Control T and it transforms it with guides. Pull on the guide button closest to the edge of frame and drag the white across until it reaches the edge. Then hit the checkmark (which should be in the top right?) Do the same for the other side. Now you will have a larger area of white around you. Then I went to Levels and adjusted the blacks so that you turned into a silhoutte.

I hope that wasn't too horribly confusing! LOL

I think you are doing a great job with your maternity photos! I'm not sure if there is another photog. in your area that you can swap sessions with... just playing... she does your mat photos and you do some headshots, or pics of her kids?
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January 30th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Thats really cool. Thanks!
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